THE DEVELOPED CASE-STRUCTURAL STEEL FROM 1890 TO 1990 . DEVELOPMENTS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTH RAIL BRIDGE CENTENARY CONFERENCE, HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY, ENDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, AUGUST 21-23, 1990. VOLUMES 1 AND 2

The evolution of structural steels over the past 100 years is described in terms of changes to composition and properties (including strength, toughness, and weldability) and the development of British Standards. The early steels used carbon as a strengthening agent but, with the introduction of welding, carbon content had to be reduced and impact toughness guarantees met by the addition of grain refining elements such as niobium. The availability of a bulk oxygen supply in the 1960s allowed the speeding up of the steel refining process and, together with the advent of secondary steelmaking and continuous casting, enabled lower cost, higher quality products to be provided. Details of steels used in major bridges throughout the world are provided, including the Forth Rail Bridge, the Sydney Harbour bridge, and Melbourne King Street. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 832490. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Morrison, W B
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00609518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-419-15240-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM